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by TheSmiths
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio floor & blank door
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Trio floor & blank door

I've modified a Trio M12K to have side entrances. I know I could use gourd tunnels/porches at the entrances but I'd prefer to keep the overall "Trio" look. I'm thinking I could use the outer perimeter (~19.25" x 5" section) of an old damaged Trio floor. That said, if anyone has a suitably sized port...
by TheSmiths
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New member from Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: New member from Wisconsin

Be sure shallow gourds (such as S&K Bo9 or Bo11) swing from side-to-side rather than front-to-back. You don't want eggs or nestlings to roll our during inclement weather.
by TheSmiths
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hey Ray, Multi-House Question
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Hey Ray, Multi-House Question

Thank you for the info. We don't have storage space so our houses and gourds remain outside during the winter. I might look into a deck box for our gourds. I don't know why I'm just thinking of that.

Does the single bolt that holds the house to the wood ever work itself loose during bad storms?
by TheSmiths
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Hey Ray, Multi-House Question
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Hey Ray, Multi-House Question

I ran across a post of yours from 2014 showing two Watersedge houses mounted to a dual hub on a single pole. I recently purchased a similar aluminum hub (6005T5 gauge 1/8" thick aluminum) and am trying to use it for two modified Trio M12Ks. Since I'm already out the money for this rack and I like to...
by TheSmiths
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Prognes Subis
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Prognes Subis

Me too. It made me think of Steve Kroenke's observations.
by TheSmiths
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fulton Winch
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: Fulton Winch

No luck in the Facebook group. Fulton said 143001 would be the replacement for the K650s. It is rated for 1,000 lbs. They discontinued all brake winches rated for 600 lbs. I mentioned the Fulton K650 to a martin keeper and she said she had a K650 and it was a nice winch but it rusted after a few yea...
by TheSmiths
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Prognes Subis
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Prognes Subis

Edit: No idea why but my computer has been posting things twice lately.
by TheSmiths
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Prognes Subis
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Prognes Subis

I think there is more than one acceptable way to say it. Here is the link to a 2005 post about the pronunciation So how does one pronounce "Progne" anyway? . It's also the way I pronounce it. Well, try to pronounce it. I'm from KY so it probably sounds like it has additional syllables when it comes ...
by TheSmiths
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New member from Wisconsin
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: New member from Wisconsin

randyM wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:43 am
I also have cliff, bank and tree swallows on my property, and a few bluebirds, but martins are my favorite.
Nice! I'd like to see some bank swallows nesting.
by TheSmiths
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Project MartinRoost
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Project MartinRoost

Will do. :)
by TheSmiths
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fulton Winch
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: Fulton Winch

We wouldn't remember to charge our drill and are sure to forget it when we head out to my FILs. Our setups are pretty lightweight so we need a smooth operating self-activating automatic brake winch with no minimum weight requirement. I've sent a message to Fulton to see if they have anything else su...
by TheSmiths
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fulton Winch
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: Fulton Winch

I was wondering about this myself as we'd like to replace our ropes off-season. That particular winch is listed as discontinued on the manufacturers website.
by TheSmiths
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Project MartinRoost
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Project MartinRoost

I recently asked about this in another thread. Here is Joe's reply... The reason that it's not displaying on the map is that this component of the website is perennially bugged. We're working to resolve it, but it's going to require a complete redesign on the internal structure of the code. Bottom l...
by TheSmiths
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Aluminum House Wing Entrapment Guard
Replies: 22
Views: 3068

Re: Aluminum House Wing Entrapment Guard

Did anyone ever show interest in funding production of your wing guards?
by TheSmiths
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New fledglings without parents
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: New fledglings without parents

You might want to call a rehabber familiar with purple martins — https://www.purplemartin.org/uploads/me ... an-720.pdf
by TheSmiths
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What other species are your best watch dogs?
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: What other species are your best watch dogs?

...accidental post. Apparently my computer has the hiccups.
by TheSmiths
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What other species are your best watch dogs?
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: What other species are your best watch dogs?

...accidental post.
by TheSmiths
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: North Alabama Roost Ring Spotted on Radar
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: North Alabama Roost Ring Spotted on Radar

We've been trying to locate the annual martin roost in far southwestern KY (Fulton County). We've been told it moves a little from year-to-year. Thus far we can only say where it isn't! We also happened to be in Herrin, IL a couple of times so we attempted to locate a nearby roost. We followed marti...
by TheSmiths
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: What other species are your best watch dogs?
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: What other species are your best watch dogs?

The resident mockingbirds alerted my spouse that there were a pair of small hawks (likely Coopers) in our trees yesterday morning when they started pummeling them. We still have two martin families returning in the evening, one of which is a single parent with two fledglings, so we are glad there ar...
by TheSmiths
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Bad weather taking toll on fledged babies
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Bad weather taking toll on fledged babies

Good luck, Trishy.

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